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Istanbul Stock Exchange

MIC / Acronym
Market Cap
$184.44 Billion
Trading Hours
10:00 AM -
6:00 PM

Istanbul Stock Exchange 2020

Istanbul Stock Exchange Table of Contents

Istanbul Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Borsa Istanbul (BIST) is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Below is a break down of key Istanbul Stock Exchange figures.

The MIC code for the Borsa Istanbul is XIST (operating MIC XIST).

Market Capitalization

Istanbul Stock Exchange as a Market Capitalization of $184.44 Billion. By market cap, Istanbul Stock Exchange is ranked 44 out of the 144 stock markets we track.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2020 and is updated yearly.

When is the Istanbul Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Children's Day April 23, 2020
Labor Day May 1, 2020
Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day May 19, 2020
Eid al-Fitr May 25, 2020
Eid al-Fitr May 26, 2020
Democracy and National Unity Day July 15, 2020
Eid al-Adha July 30, 2020
Eid al-Adha July 31, 2020
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Trading Schedule

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM — Opening Call Auction
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM — Trading
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM — Closing Call Auction
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Does the Istanbul Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Istanbul Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. Continuous trading begins at 10:00 AM and continues all day until the closing bell at 6:00 PM.

Istanbul Stock Exchange Timezone

The Istanbul Stock Exchange uses the Europe/Istanbul timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +03:00. Referred to by its abbreviation +03. Istanbul does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the Istanbul Stock Exchange

Istanbul Stock Exchange Currency

The Istanbul Stock Exchange trades shares in Turkish Liras. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Turkish Lira is TRY. The official currency symbol is "".

Note: all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars, unless otherwise noted.

TRY Currency Info

Economy and Geography

The Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST) is located in Asia (Western Asia) and its headquarters is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The capital of Turkey is Ankara. You can browse all markets by country if needed.

Contact the Istanbul Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Istanbul Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the Istanbul Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the Istanbul Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +90 212 298 21 00
  • Email Address:
Istanbul Stock Exchange Logo
Borsa Istanbul (BIST) official logo

What's Next?

Check out the Istanbul Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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